The Subtle Presentation of Autism: Core Features, Gender Differences, Motivation, and Self-Regulation
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In this presentation, Donna Henderson discusses the core features of autism as they present in children and
adolescents with subtle manifestations of symptoms. She also focuses on the
particular challenge of recognizing autism in girls. Then William Stixrud discusses the motivational and self-regulatory challenges experienced by students
with a mild presentation of autism and emphasizes the importance of
supporting the development of autonomy.
You will be able to:
- Discuss the ways that more-subtle autism symptoms present
in children and adolescents who struggle socially
- Identify the ways in which autism presents differently in
girls and boys
- State three reasons that students with autism experience
more self-regulatory differences than most students
- Discuss three ways of supporting development of autonomy in
students with autism
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
This course is part of the Identifying Autism learning path. What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to complete as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.